Wayne Faircloth

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Wayne Faircloth
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Texas House of Representatives, District 23
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSam Houston State University
Personal
ProfessionInsurance agent
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Wayne Faircloth is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Faircloth's website reprised themes from the 2012 campaign and added the following:[1]

Texas Windstorm Insurance

  • Excerpt: "Ravaged by lawsuits and mismanagement, this organization needs a complete overhaul. My leadership has worked with the Legislature and the industry to propose workable solutions for seacoast residents."

2012

Faircloth's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Economy
Excerpt: "Our government should work like a business. Overtaxing prevents growth. Limiting business means limiting jobs. I want to encourage small business and bring relief from over regulation. Minimizing frivolous lawsuits to bring relief to business in Texas."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I believe that with each child there comes a unique set of educational needs. The same exact formula or type of education is not fitting for all. Public education is a demanding and challenging part of our Texas economy. I support teachers everywhere."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "I believe that Texas is a most desirable place to want to live and work. What we need to do, however, is secure our borders. Immigration should include proving that you are not a burden to your new country."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Susan Criss was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Wayne Faircloth defeated Robert Senter in the Republican primary. Criss was defeated by Faircloth in the general election. Andrew "Moose" Johnson (L) left the race before the primaries.[3][4][5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 23 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Faircloth 54.6% 17,784
     Democratic Susan Criss 45.4% 14,763
Total Votes 32,547

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Faircloth ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 23. Faircloth advanced to the July 31 primary runoff where he defeated W.M. Wallace. Faircloth was defeated by incumbent Craig Eiland (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Eiland Incumbent 53.9% 30,423
     Republican Wayne Faircloth 46.1% 25,987
Total Votes 56,410
Texas House of Representatives District 23 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Faircloth (advanced to runoff) 38.6% 3,978
Green check mark transparent.pngW.M. Wallace (advanced to runoff) 31.6% 3,258
Rachel Delago 29.8% 3,065
Total Votes 10,301

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Political offices
Preceded by
Craig Eiland (D)
Texas House of Representatives District 23
2015–present
Succeeded by
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